2012 – Second Place

Home

Benjamin J. Greer

Northeastern University

This forward-thinking residence used the sustainable and aesthetic qualities of Eastern White Pine as a building block for its design. The building openly displays the adaptability and functionality of the wood species as a building material by expressing and accenting its many uses. “Home” pushes the envelope of typical uses of Eastern White Pine and tries to come up with new and innovative ways to use this remarkable material to create a modern sustainable house. Inspired by the northeast log cabin, this modern take on minimalism strives to provide a substantial sense of comfort and diversity in a small 600 square foot space. Designed for an individual or couple, “Home” is meant to be a low cost, self-sustaining modular prototype that has a small impact on its environment.